HYDRODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF WAVE-POWER-EXTRACTING CAISSON BREAKWATER

Shigeo Takahashi

Abstract


The wave power extracting caisson breakwater can convert the wave energy into usable energy. The function and the stability of the caisson as a breakwater are investigated experimentally. It is found that wave reflection and wave transmission of the breakwater are relatively small and that the stability of the breakwater caisson against storm waves is high. The design method of the caisson is proposed considering the impact air pressure in the air chamber.

Keywords


breakwater; wave power; power extraction

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